Attitude Over Everything

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” –Lou Holtz

We have all known that person with God given gifts who never fulfills their promise, because things come too easy.  Contrast this with the person who has had extra obstacles placed in their way, the “desired difficulties” that Malcom Gladwell discusses: these people flip their weakness over and use it as the key to unexpected success, often because they unlock a passion that gives them power others don’t tap into.

Remember Rudy: small in stature but great in attitude.  And ultimately carried off the field by those with more ability whose names are forgotten.

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